A broken license plate light led police to arrest a Bryan man whom authorities say inadvertently allowed PCP hidden in his shoe to spill and be absorbed into his foot, sending him on a trip to the ER.
Michael Deon Green, 30, was riding in the front passenger seat early Sunday when the car was pulled over for the routine traffic stop. The officer wrote that he could smell phencyclidine, which carries a strong chemical odor, coming from the car, according to the report. Police couldn't smell it on the driver, who was arrested for having a suspended license, authorities said.
While speaking to Green, police noticed he was lethargic, incoherent and seemed to be dozing off, according to the arrest report, which detailed how Green had a warrant for his arrest on the claim he didn't show up for court for a failure to identify charge. He was taken into custody on the warrant.
Once at the jail, Green was told to remove his shoes and seemed to be "moving in slow motion," according to the report. When he took off his right shoe, the smell of PCP became stronger, and that's when the officer discovered a small mouthwash bottle containing PCP, police said. The leaky bottle soaked Green's sock and bottom of his shoe in liquid PCP, the document states.
He was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he stayed for two hours and later told officers that he had no memory of the past few hours, according to the report.
Green was charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and possession of less than a gram of a controlled substance, which is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years behind bars. He also charged with public intoxication. Bail was set at $19,450.
He was convicted in 2011 of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony.
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